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 Posted:   Jan 5, 2011 - 10:14 AM   
 By:   ANZALDIMAN   (Member)

John Scott- "Gathering Crowds"

Those who watched THIS WEEK IN BASEBALL will remember this theme, which played over the end credits of each episode. I associate this theme with that program and was unaware that it was for NFL Films.

It's a splendid composition.




Good one Jim!

Thanks for posting it.

And Alex Klein, wherever you are, thanks for starting this thread.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 5, 2011 - 10:42 AM   
 By:   Chris Hadley   (Member)

"Salute To Courage" reminds me very much of Craig Safan's LAST STARFIGHTER theme, mainly in that the flutes are mimicking the electronic flourishes that Safan added to his theme. I had the AUTUMN THUNDER box but I lost it in Katrina, and I've been considering buying another copy but I always keep getting sidetracked.

By the way, John Facenda narrated THEY CALL IT PRO FOOTBALL, and it was the first time his voice was heard in an NFL Films production. Burt Lancaster narrated a later film called BIG GAME AMERICA, which I remember seeing on the old Classic Sports Network (now ESPN Classic), and it had a lot of the behind-the-scenes stuff on players, and locker room footage. IIRC, one of the players featured was Don Meredith, in his last game as Cowboys quarterback. It's on DVD in the "Legends of Autumn" series:

http://www.amazon.com/NFL-Films-Legends-Autumn-America/dp/B000Z7OTFU

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 5, 2011 - 10:48 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

Does anybody remember Joseph Mullendore's "The Game Of The Week March", which was for a pre N.F.L. Films show that played highlights from an N.F.L. game?

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 8, 2011 - 10:41 PM   
 By:   ANZALDIMAN   (Member)

I've been going through that NFL Network site on Hulu, and man... I need to get me that set. It's a treat to watch those old films.

Yep.

 
 Posted:   Jan 8, 2011 - 11:00 PM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

John Scott- "Gathering Crowds"

Those who watched THIS WEEK IN BASEBALL will remember this theme, which played over the end credits of each episode. I associate this theme with that program and was unaware that it was for NFL Films.


It was also used as an opening and closing theme for ABC's Weekend Newscasts from 1975-76.

The opening theme for TWIB, "Jet Set" by Mike Vickers had also been written earlier for something else, in that case the theme for the NBC game show "Jackpot!" (1974-75).

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 8, 2011 - 11:03 PM   
 By:   ANZALDIMAN   (Member)

John Scott- "Gathering Crowds"

Those who watched THIS WEEK IN BASEBALL will remember this theme, which played over the end credits of each episode. I associate this theme with that program and was unaware that it was for NFL Films.


It was also used as an opening and closing theme for ABC's Weekend Newscasts from 1975-76.

The opening theme for TWIB, "Jet Set" by Mike Vickers had also been written earlier for something else, in that case the theme for the NBC game show "Jackpot!" (1974-75).



Thanks for contributing that Eric.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 9, 2011 - 12:44 AM   
 By:   ANZALDIMAN   (Member)

I got the colossal 10CD "Autumn Thunder" collection as a gift for christmas and I was blown away with Sam Spence's music. If I had to sum it up in one word, it'd be: EPIC.
I grew up watching many NFL films documentaries so you can call me biased, but I never knew Spence was such an accomplished musician. Not only did he study with Arthur Honegger - upon listening to the music one can hear how masterfully he handles the fugal treatment in his melodies, the power that breathes out of his percussion and brass sections. All in all, an important composer that completely changed the way we see sports. He gave football an epic quality - the "modern gladiators" owe this nickname to Sam Spence's epic music.



Thankfully, FSM dedicated one of its print issues to this wonderful musical legacy. Any takers?

Alex



Me!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 9, 2011 - 3:09 AM   
 By:   ANZALDIMAN   (Member)

Here we have it all. The music of Sam Spence. The nasty 1970's Oakland Raiders and the legendary voice of NFL Films, John Facenda.

The whole video is a classic (especially the George Blanda stuff) but check out the portion between 2:30 and 2:50. Here you will not only see O.J. Simpson get clobbered and lose his helmet, but you'll also see exactly why Joe Namath really hated facing these guys. wink

 
 Posted:   Jan 9, 2011 - 5:29 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Here we have it all. The music of Sam Spence. The nasty 1970's Oakland Raiders and the legendary voice of NFL Films, John Facenda.

The whole video is a classic (especially the George Blanda stuff) but check out the portion between 2:30 and 2:50. Here you will not only see O.J. Simpson get clobbered and lose his helmet, but you'll also see exactly why Joe Namath really hated facing these guys. wink


Hey, they ended the Dolphins' dynasty in that "Sea of Hands" Divisional Playoff in '74, so no love lost here. smile Guess it was revenge for having clobbered them the year before in the '73 AFC Championship Game. But that's sports...

Too bad "Just Win Baby" isn't held in the same high regard around here as "May the Force Be With You" and "Live Long and Prosper." There's some fine music to be heard.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 9, 2011 - 11:05 AM   
 By:   ANZALDIMAN   (Member)

Indeed.

I forgot to give special mention in that video to #12 Kenny "The Snake" Stabler.

He was a cool cat back then!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 9, 2011 - 12:17 PM   
 By:   ANZALDIMAN   (Member)

John Scott- "Gathering Crowds"

Those who watched THIS WEEK IN BASEBALL will remember this theme, which played over the end credits of each episode. I associate this theme with that program and was unaware that it was for NFL Films.


It was also used as an opening and closing theme for ABC's Weekend Newscasts from 1975-76.

The opening theme for TWIB, "Jet Set" by Mike Vickers had also been written earlier for something else, in that case the theme for the NBC game show "Jackpot!" (1974-75).


I'm still amazed (knowing how he feels about the NFL) that Eric Paddon finally posted on this thread.

Eric, were you secretly watching the Jets beat the Colts last night?

 
 Posted:   Jan 9, 2011 - 1:34 PM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)


Eric, were you secretly watching the Jets beat the Colts last night?


Nope, I was busy transferring old game shows in my collection and the chance to plug some vintage game show history info was too good to pass up! smile

(Besides, my post is plugging baseball, news and game shows. Not a mention of that other entity in sight!) big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 9, 2011 - 1:37 PM   
 By:   ANZALDIMAN   (Member)


Eric, were you secretly watching the Jets beat the Colts last night?


Nope, I was busy transferring old game shows in my collection and the chance to plug some vintage game show history info was too good to pass up! smile

(Besides, my post is plugging baseball, news and game shows. Not a mention of that other entity in sight!) big grin


LOL

Good to see you here.

 
 Posted:   Jan 9, 2011 - 1:40 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Too bad "Just Win Baby" isn't held in the same high regard around here as "May the Force Be With You" and "Live Long and Prosper."

I'm just taking this opportunity to tell everyone how righteously smug I feel about the smart alecky nature of my post above...especially seeing how there's more than a grain of truth to it. big grin

Jim "Cooler Than Stabler" Phelps. cool

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 9, 2011 - 2:49 PM   
 By:   ANZALDIMAN   (Member)

Too bad "Just Win Baby" isn't held in the same high regard around here as "May the Force Be With You" and "Live Long and Prosper."

I'm just taking this opportunity to tell everyone how righteously smug I feel about the smart alecky nature of my post above...especially seeing how there's more than a grain of truth to it. big grin

Jim "Cooler Than Stabler" Phelps. cool



Yeah, you were always the more clever cooler guy "Jim Phelps". big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 9, 2011 - 3:59 PM   
 By:   ANZALDIMAN   (Member)

Check out 0:47 on this Steve Sabol narrated piece on the Raiders vs Chiefs. Oakland Raiders coach John Madden.

Can you imagine what would happen to an NFL head coach today if he was caught smoking a butt on the sidelines?

"Just Win Baby"

Great quality footage and music here.

 
 Posted:   Jan 9, 2011 - 5:00 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Check out 0:47 on this Steve Sabol narrated piece on the Raiders vs Chiefs. Oakland Raiders coach John Madden.

Can you imagine what would happen to an NFL head coach today if he was caught smoking a butt on the sidelines?

"Just Win Baby"

Great quality footage and music here.



These rivalries often hinge on the following:

*Two teams in the same division

*Said teams are talented.

*One team is "the Raidahs" cool

What's the name of the first cue that plays in that video? Is it on Autumn Thunder?

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 9, 2011 - 5:29 PM   
 By:   ANZALDIMAN   (Member)

Check out 0:47 on this Steve Sabol narrated piece on the Raiders vs Chiefs. Oakland Raiders coach John Madden.

Can you imagine what would happen to an NFL head coach today if he was caught smoking a butt on the sidelines?

"Just Win Baby"

Great quality footage and music here.



These rivalries often hinge on the following:

*Two teams in the same division

*Said teams are talented.

*One team is "the Raidahs" cool

What's the name of the first cue that plays in that video? Is it on Autumn Thunder?


Nahh..

Don't tell me you have not purchased the AT set yet!

It's available now for less than 100 bucks on Amazon! 10 cd's!

Look, if you can afford all those box set DVD's of old tv detective shows you can certainly afford this.

Mike Connors even passed on hair dye and elbow patch replacements on all his sport jackets for over a month to afford this collection.

No excuses for you on this one Mr. Phelps. big grin

 
 Posted:   Jan 9, 2011 - 6:14 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

the cue that plays from :15 to 1:00 is an all-time fave and ,like most of my faves, was left off of the cd in lieu of the marching band stuff which pales in comparisonsfrown
really frustrating

btw it= a soundalike/ knock-off of "oo7" by John Barry

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 9, 2011 - 6:14 PM   
 By:   jkannry   (Member)

Nahh..

Don't tell me you have not purchased the AT set yet!

It's available now for less than 100 bucks on Amazon! 10 cd's!

Look, if you can afford all those box set DVD's of old tv detective shows you can certainly afford this.

Mike Connors even passed on hair dye and elbow patch replacements on all his sport jackets for over a month to afford this collection.

No excuses for you on this one Mr. Phelps. big grin


Jim you have to buy this. One of the best box sets all time.

 
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